Angel is a very energetic Agile coach that truly enjoy challenges. His specialty and passion is putting in place Lean and Agile concepts and practices in very complex environments. As a matter of fact, he successfully led one of the biggest Agile transformations in Europe, including IT and business departments of a 1000+ employees bank, from the trenches starting from scratch. In his 15+ years of experience in IT he has worked in various countries and roles: Agile Coach, R&D manager, software developer, software architect, scrum master and trainer.
Talk: Retrospectives are not coaching
Retrospectives are one of the most powerful concepts in Agile and often one of the most difficult ceremonies to facilitate. The reason is that with Retrospectives we’re trying to put together the concept of Kaizen continuous improvement and the leverage of team coaching. In other to take advantage of this powerful idea, powerful skills and maturity are needed both for teams and facilitators. Furthermore, is critical to differentiate between Kaizen and a team coaching process. In my opinion, that also involves using different approaches, tools and even paces.
In this session I’ll start going through both concepts separately: team kaizen and team coaching. Then, I’ll explore why are in my opinion common root causes for some retrospectives not meeting the teams expectations and for some teams failing on doing retrospectives.
The goal is to get the audience understanding more in depth the core concepts behind retrospectives so they can go beyond the ceremony and explore how to evolve their needed competences and retrospective structure to the next level.